UCOL’s New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory is a one-year full-time pre-apprenticeship programme with a practical focus that will help get your career started as an electrician or other roles in the electrical industry.
Locations: Palmerston North
Duration: 1 year, full-time
Dates:26 Feb 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
Domestic Fees:*$4,890.50Scholarship info
* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.
Graduates of this qualification will be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and attributes to work in apprenticeships in the electrical industry in the field of their choice with guidance, mentoring, and supervision in accordance with the Electricity Act 1992. Examples of roles that this qualification may lead to are:
Graduates may also be able to work in areas such as electrical wholesaling or retailing as a counter sales person, or electrical meter readers. To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries, see
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Occupation Outlook for Electricians.
UCOL staff have strong links to the electrical industry and the programme is supported by local electrical contractors so that graduates of this programme are work ready.
Modern electrical laboratories that meet all industry standards.
NCEA Level 1, 10 credits in each of Mathematics, English, and Physics or General Science;
Equivalent academic achievement or work experience.
TimetableYour personalised timetable will be available just prior to classes starting, and will comprise a weekly commitment of:
While work experience is not a requirement for this programme, it is an advantage if students have some practical experience while completing their study.
Application checklistIt will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you
Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email.